An inconvenient (PR) truth

Posted by Chris Green on Thursday January 28 @ 10:48 am

As a journalist I know all too well that there is simply far too much spam pushed out by the PR community. It is something I have always vowed I would try and change given the opportunity.

These days, I do have that opportunity and I do my bit wherever possible to stop the flow of unnecessary and irrelevant comms flowing out to my colleagues, who have much better things to do than read press releases about lawnmowers when they write for a PC modding mag, financial results releases when they only cover product.

Anyway, the guys over at RealWire, along with some like-minded PRs and journalists have come together to support a campaign to stamp out PR spam. I’m backing it too! They have a video, it’s rather good:

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January 2010 Snow

Posted by Chris Green on Wednesday January 6 @ 11:47 am

January 2010 Snow

Originally uploaded by Chris Green.

Woke up to a big blanket of snow outside this morning. It even froze the canal, as you can see from this pic. Someone even built a snowman at the end of the tow path.

Suffice to say, the roads are terrible and the office is inaccessible, so working from home today. Fortunately, heating, broadband and TV are all fully functional so I’m able to be productive.

I’m also thankful that I have an employer that doesn’t automatically assume that working from home means staff are skiving, and instead knows we are working hard by the results we produce.

More on my Flickr site.

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